The virtual event plans an Expo, film festival, business forum, and Pitch Boot Camp and Competition; this year’s theme explores diversity in animation.
The 2021 edition of the KingstOOn Animation and Film Festival will be held online April 21-25. This year’s theme focuses on diversity in animation. Already a hub for Afrocentric content, the event will extend its reach in 2021 and explore other areas of diversity such as gender and inclusivity.
The event has historically attracted top talent from across the animation world, such as Walt Disney’s development veteran, Jeff Brustrom, and Bento Box (Bob’s Burgers) co-founder, Joel Kuwahara. 2021 promises to be no exception – additional information will be shared soon.
In 2019, the event saw over 3,000 attendees and close to 2,000 competition submissions from over 100 countries. This year’s event aims to surpass these numbers by making use of the digital landscape to reach animators worldwide. The event has already received 1,600 submissions for competition with the deadline of February 22 still on the horizon. Past competition winners include ListenMi Caribbean, who went on to secure a contract to create a live-action short film for Sesame Street’s 50th Season celebration.
This year’s KingstOOn will host an Expo, the much-anticipated Film Festival, a business exchange forum, and its signature Pitch Boot Camp and Competition for the five Caribbean-based front-runners in the Best Concept category.
Visit the event website for registration and updates.
Source: KingstOOn Animation and Film Festival